HAITI DISASTER: after 7.0 Earthquake; how to help, now…

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HAITI DISASTER: 200,000 may be dead after 7.0 Earthquake; how to help, now…

Special to USAfricaonline.com, USAfricaNewsWire, CLASSmagazine, The Black Business Journal and the IgboEvents e-group

Houston, Jan 12, 2010: Merely viewing the images/video of distress and decimation of life and environment, Haiti’s shattering earthquake of January 12, 2010 and its aftershock seem like a filmic creation of a fictional, gharish visitation and enactment of armageddon! But it is so sadly, painfully real. The litany of death and despoliation. The dust and carnage and blood! More dust and destruction and more deaths, and more blood….

USAfrica multimedia networks and USAfrica Inc join the world in highlighting the tragic events and the quest for relief and reconstruction at the oldest republic of persons of African descent.

We, therefore, call on all persons, governments, organizations and business to support and donate to offer some light and help in the dark days of Haiti. By Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher, USAfrica.


Photos of the crushing disaster via Facebook which provide only a modest perspective of the enormous problems are here, click link:  Photos from HAITI EARTHQUAKE! and EARTHQUAKE HAITI Photos

CNN International is offering detailed coverage of the latest Haiti: Watch CNN Live

Haitian-born superstar Jean Wyclef’s Yele Haiti network is also taking immediate action to offer support.

Help for Haiti: updated donation list and information
Compiled by the blogger Zennie62.com:

This is an update of an earlier report on Help for Haiti after the 7.0 Earthquake.  The organization list was updated such that new information was placed in alphabetical order.

Haiti’s an impoverished nation that is asking for fiscal help in the wake of the terrible destruction from the 7.0 Earthquake, the largest ever in that region of the World. Moreover the nation’s being battered with aftershocks.

Power is out everywhere and people are in the dark and need help.  The capital city of Port-Au-Prince has been catastrophically damaged.

Fortunately, legitimate online help efforts are being established. Here are some of them as of this writing:

American Red Cross (Reportedly has contributed $200,000 to Haiti relief.)

AmeriCares Help For Haiti. Goes to their International Disaster Relief Fund.

Chuck Simmins also has this blog – http://northshorejournal.org/haiti-earthquake-aid – of coverage of the Haiti Earthquake Disaster and where to donate, including any organizations that may not be listed here.

Doctors without Boarders – not a Haiti specific page as of this writing.

HaitiArise – HaitiArise has provided education and relief for the past six years. It’s a registered Canadian charity and reports that 100 percent of donated funds go directly to Haiti.

Haiti Emergency Relief Fund – by Vanguard Public Foundation in San Francisco. Established for Haiti before the Earthquake.

Mercy Corps – Mercy Corps’ website is devoted to the Haiti Earthquake Disaster; they’re deploying a team bound for Haiti now.

Partners In Heath – You can use the drop-down menu to specify donations to Haiti.

Yele Haiti – Wyclef Jean’s Haiti initiative to assist his native Haiti.

UNICEF – UNICEF has set up a special page for donations for the children of Haiti. In an email, UNICEF’s Alissa Pinck reports: “UNICEF‚Äôs country office in Haiti and the regional office located in Panama is on the ground and have already deployed emergency teams to assess the situation and determine what the additional emergency needs are for the people of Haiti.”

If there are any Haiti-specific efforts not listed here, please send an email to zennie@zennie62.com and this entry will be updated.